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  Chinese Calligraphy
On the basis of lishu evolved caoshu (grass writing or cursive hand), which is rapid and used for making quick but rough copies.
It is the essence of the caoshu, especially jincao, that the characters are executed swiftly with the strokes running together.
The characters are often joined up, with the last strok Of the first merging into the initial stroke of the next.
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 Cursive Hand
Caoshu (cursive hand) is characterized by sketchy, simplified forms of characters, often distorted or exaggerated to achieve an internal rhythmic appearance within the compositions of characters.
From the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) to the Wei (220-265) and Jin (265-420) dynasties, Caoshu got rid of the trace of Lishu strokes, and employed a large number of running strokes, and was called Jincao (the modern cursive hand).
Because Caoshu uses lots of running strokes and only has the outline of the characters, it is illegible to most readers and affects its function of communication.
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  Development of the Chinese Script
Caoshu is the result of writing Lishu faster, more carelessly and conveniently.
Caoshu from the Han Dynasty is called Zhang Cao (Zhang cursive scripts) because when compared to the Jinchao (Modern cursive script) of the Weijin period, it is still neater, more rule-bound, and easier to read (# Figure 9).
Xingshu is not as messy as Caoshu, nor as neat as Kaishu.
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When carefully written with distinguishable strokes, the xingshu characters will be very close to the regular style; when swiftly executed, they will approach the caoshu or cursive hand.
Jincao or the modern cursive hand is said to have been developed by Zhang Zhi of the Eastern Han Dynasty, flourished in the Jin and Tang dynasties and is still widely popular today.
It is the essence of the caoshu, especially jincao, that the characters are executed swiftly with the strokes running together.
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 Background Essay no. 11 | Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Writing System | AskAsia.org
In addition to standard forms, there are also several cursive forms of the script; the two most common are caoshu and xingshu.
Caoshu, which means something like "drafting script," is highly cursive and difficult for people without special training to read.
Xingshu is a sort of compromise between the highly cursive caoshu and the standard script.
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 Calligraphy - the five Chinese script forms
Its characters are the closest to the modern form, being square and architectural in style.
On the basis of the kaishu (regular script), the caoshu (grass script) was developed to allow for a quicker, more fluid style of writing.
The final style, or xingshu (running script), lies somewhere between the kaishu (regular) and caoshu (grass) scripts in that at times the strokes are controlled and regular and at other times free and flowing.
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 Chinese Calligraphy Self-Study and Appreciation
It is the essence of the caoshu, especially jincao, that the characters are executed swiftly with the strokes running together.
The characters are often joined up, with the last stroke of the first merging into the initial stroke of the next.
A great master at caoshu was Zhang Xu (early 8th century) of the Tang Dynasty, noted for the complete abandon with which he applied the brush.
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 Running Hand
Xingshu (running hand or semi-cursive script) was something between Lishu (the regular script) and Caoshu (the cursive scripts) in the initial period and now is between Kaishu (the standard script) and Caoshu.
No matter which type, when carefully written with distinguishable strokes, the Xingshu characters will be very close to the regular style; when swiftly executed, they will approach the Caoshu.
Xingshu is not as messy as Caoshu, nor as neat as Kaishu.
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 "The Chinese Alphabet"
The caoshu form in the left-most column is clearly not of the same structure as its kaishu form.
Now there might be some cases when you do not have a kaishu form to rely on, simply because it has not survived.
Imagine a scenario where you only have caoshu characters and you have to make sense of those alone.
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Caoshu in the early period retained much feature of Lishu and was called Zhangcao (a coarse style formed by breaking up the forms of Lishu).
As Caoshu uses lots of running strokes and only has the outline of Chinese characters, it is illegible to most readers, which influenced its function of communication.
Therefore, though Caoshu came into being comparatively early, it didn't become in written form within a state, while Zhuanshu (seal script) and Lishu (official script) could not be written hastily, hence Caoshu emerged, one of the calligraphies in general use.
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 Chinese Characters - How They Evolved
Xingshu, or running script, is the style most often seen and used.
It is not as formal as kaishu but is easier to recognise than caoshu.
Caoshu, or cursive script, is written swiftly with stokes which flow together.
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 China Confucius
From the Jin Dynasty (265-42O) on, kaishu (regular script) became the chief object of cultivation, with xinghu (running hand) and caoshu (cursive script) as subordinate forms.
Caoshu including zhangcao and jincao was invented by Shi You in the reign of Emperor Yuan (48-33 B. C.) of the Han Dynasty.
Jijiuzhang written by him in the reign of Emperor Yuan is a work in zhangcao (a coarse style formed hy breaking up the forms of lishu).
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 China Confucius
From the Jin Dynasty (265-42O) on, kaishu (regular script) became the chief object of cultivation, with xinghu (running hand) and caoshu (cursive script) as subordinate forms.
Caoshu including zhangcao and jincao was invented by Shi You in the reign of Emperor Yuan (48-33 B. C.) of the Han Dynasty.
Jijiuzhang written by him in the reign of Emperor Yuan is a work in zhangcao (a coarse style formed hy breaking up the forms of lishu).
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 Chinese Calligraphy
4) On the basis of lishu also evolved caoshu (grass writing or cursive hand), which is rapid and used for making quick but rough copies.
Chinese masters have always compared with vivid aptness the three styles of writing- kaishu, xingshu and caoshu -to people standing, walking and running.
The best example and model for xingshu, all Chinese calligraphers will agree, is the inscription on Lanting Pavilion in the hand of Wang Xizhi (321-379) of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
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 Caoshu (Grass Writing or Cursive Hand), - Welcome to the online store: www.chinesecultureonline.com
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On the basis of lishu also evolved caoshu (grass writing or cursive hand), which is rapid and used for making quick but rough copies.
This style is subdivided into two schools: zhangcao and jincao.
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 Mandarin V. Cantonese - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Caoshu (grass script) is supposed to be written really fast and therefore many characters were "simplified".
When the CCP took over mainland China, all they did was organized the simplified characters and made it "official".
I wish I had learn Caoshu when I was in Taiwan but instead we were taught Kaishu 楷書, the standard and official way of writing.
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 Chinese calligraphy, Chinese writing and Chinese art
Chinese scripts are divided into five categories: the seal character (zhuan), the official script (lishu), the regular script (kaishu), the running hand (xingshu), and the cursive hand (caoshu).
The essence of Caoshu was characters are executed swiftly with strokes running together and the last stroke of the first character merge into the initial stroke of the next.
This style is subdivided into two schools: zhangcao, of which characters stand separate from one another and jincao, of which is still widely used today.
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 Kaligrafia japonska
Znane są teksty pisane w caoshu już w czasach Han, zatem pismo to rozwinęło się wcześniej niż kaishu.
W zbiorze wydanym przez Huizonga jest kilka listów pisanych przez Wanga w caoshu.
Poświęcając się sztuce włóczył się w mieszkalnej barce po rzekach i jeziorach, pił ryżowe wino i produkował "dzikie caoshu", dla europejskiego oka bazgroły.
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 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
Cursive caoshu is more firmly based in the formality and clarity of kaishu than might be apparent, for it is the regular order and direction of strokes of kaishu that, in a few flowing movements, give elegant form to a caoshu character.
Printing, which flourished in China from the ninth century CE, gave a great impetus to the spread of kaishu, although seal script forms were retained for inscriptions on coinage and for formal inscriptions, including stone-carved eulogies and epitaphs.
Lively, elegant caoshu inscriptions represented the highest form of art, but there was more to the Chinese script than its beauty.
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 artnet.com: Resource Library: Ono Gado   (Site not responding. Last check: )
caoshu) of the 4th-century Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi (see WANG (i), (1)) and to kana calligraphers of the Heian period (AD 794–1185).
caoshu) styles and in their harmonious combination with kana script.
Attractive and easy to learn, his eclectic style was dominant for a generation.
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 Calligraphy—China History | ema_01_package.xml
Writers of informal notes or letters probably use the running (xingshu) style of script, in which the separate strokes of a given character are often run together.
A variation on the running style is the grass (caoshu) style, which actually omits strokes and joins separate characters together.
Language reformers, hoping to increase literacy, introduced both phonetic scripts using roman letters and simplified characters, the forms of which, interestingly, are derived in many instances from caoshu, or the grass style of calligraphy.
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 Simplified chinese characters from japanese - China History Forum, chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I think Chinese took many from Japan since the simplification is quite unnatural (not from Caoshu).
SCC have been used not only for the Caoshu calligraphy script but also to write notes, letters or any other kind of "unofficial" documents.
It's just that it wasn't until after WWII did Japanese adopt Shinjitai and made some SCC "official" and few years later, the CCP adopted Simplified Chinese as we know it today as the official script for the PRC.
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 Singapore Art
This form of painting is analogous to calligraphy where one converts from Kaishu, the regular script, into Caoshu, the cursive script.
When Dr Lu sketches his roses, he has now come to the stage when it is like Caoshu.
This is what he would like to do in his drawings of a human being, whether it`s a man or a woman, to practise so hard and work so hard, that every sketch he makes is accurate in both its anatomy and its posture so that the figure won`t fall over, it`s nicely balanced.
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 Chinese Arts - Plastic and Graphic Art 造型藝術與書畫印刷藝術 - Calligraphy ...
Works of Song Huizong are Caoshu Tuanshan 草書團扇, a round fan; Mudan Shi Ce 牡丹詩冊; Daguansheng Zuo Bei 大觀聗作碑; but his most famous calligraphy is a traverse scroll called Qiuhua Shi Juan 秋花詩卷, beginning with the words Nong Fang 穠芳.
His later works, written in xingshu and caoshu, look like works of abstract art, giving the characters remarkable and unexpected shapes.
His idea was influenced by the Japanese alphabet Hiragana that was created from caoshu characters.
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 ROBERT DEVEAU GALLERIES Q & A E-MAIL
Signed and dated to the Yi Mao year corresponding to 1795 or 1855 with commentary and several seals.
First line of a couplet by Gao Jian Fu: "This beautiful lady is as pure as jade..." Executed in Caoshu script.
Signed with two seals of the artist and dated to the autumn of the Ji Chou year corresponding to 1889.
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